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Links for the Eleventh Chapter
Characteristics of Reptiles
A review of reptiles, with many examples
A teacher reviewing the parts of an amniotic egg
Reptile Egg Hatching
Watch a corn snake emerge from its egg.
Pictures of 23 species of crocodilians
A great video showing tuataras of different ages
Lizard Size Comparisons
It shows you the diversity of lizards
Chameleon changing color
It’s amazing how much it can change
A good overview of snake diversity
Narcisse Snake Dens
An interesting place if you like snakes
The four methods of locomotion showing it happening in real snakes. She calls slithering “serpentine.”
A good discussion of a snake’s Jacobson’s organ. At 1:44 excellent animation shows what the snake does with its tongue.
Snakes versus a lizard
Who will win?
Using live reptiles to illustrate the difference between turtles, tortoises, and terrapins.
Soft Tissue in Dinosaur Fossils
This shows some young-earth creationists showing their soft tissue discoveries. The really cool stuff starts at 5:20
A good video about bird bones
A good description of how birds breathe.
The general characteristics of feathers
Bird Feathers Under a Microscope
Microscope video of different feathers
This video discusses the three largest birds.
This video shows penguins in the water.
Birds of Prey
Five different birds of prey
Songbirds that fly in flocks and make amazing patterns in the sky
Probably the world’s best songbird
Video of platypus, including one hatching
A good discussion of echidnas
A good discussion of marsupials
An animation of fetal development. The placenta starts at 0:45
It’s for kids, but it shows the diversity of mammals
A good discussion of why we know dinosaurs did not evolve into birds.
Dino-bird theory—a flight of fancy
Another good discussion of why we know dinosaurs did not evolve into birds.